What are the physical findings in sliding inguinal abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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In a sliding inguinal hernia, a portion of a viscus or its mesentery constitutes part of the hernia sac. The bladder can be seen medially in the hernia sac, and portions of the colon (cecum on the right side, sigmoid on the left) may be part of any hernia sac. In females, the ovary or fallopian tubes may become part of the wall of the hernia sac and must be carefully preserved during repair.


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